Messi and Dembele shine but work still to do for Barcelona

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele then threatened to steal the show in the 75th minute with this sensational solo goal.

Messi got his second and Barca's third two minutes later and completed his treble in the 87th.

Lionel Messi seems determined to rule the UEFA Champions League again.

'We always ask about Messi, ' said one reporter.

"He makes the extraordinary look routine".

Socceroos defenders Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich were unused substitutes for PSV.

That 2-1 reverse at the Etihad as Guardiola watched on from the stands has seen the well-fancied frontrunners drift to 5/1 (6.0) in the latest Champions League victor odds.

The World Cup victor scored a second-half equaliser but then gave the ball away in stoppage time, a costly mistake that paved the way for Roberto Firmino's victor.

Tension mounts over 11-year-old Gaza boy’s killing at border rally
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas pictured at a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee. Mohammed, a 12 year-old friend also from Jabalia refugee camp, said he was with Abdel Aal when he was hit.

Later in the evening, Liverpool edged a thrilling contest against Paris Saint-Germain 3-2.

Nick Viergever was one of them, for Ajax in 2014, but it was his rash challenge on Dembele in the 31st minute that conceded the free-kick a yard outside the penalty area.

His first real impression, however, was not what anyone in the Mestalla could have imagined though as he was sent off for the first time in the Champions League in his 154th appearance. Previous year it relinquished a three-goal advantage from the first leg against Roma.

The Dutch team is the 30th different club that the Argentine has scored against, since his debut goal against Panathinaikos in 2005. However, Atletico dominated for long spells and struck back before the interval through goals from Diego Costa and Jose Gimenez.

Turkish side Galatasaray had a comfortable 3-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow at home and Borussia Dortmund took three valuable points with a 1-0 away win over Club Brugge in Belgium.

Pulling the creative strings from the centre of the park, Coutinho dictated the style of Barca's play and set the tone for the tempo of the match, majestically drifting across the pitch, spraying passes and pressing with great alacrity.

While Manchester United's 3-0 win over Young Boys was routine, William Hill remain sceptical about Jose Mourinho's side and their long-term credentials in this competition, they're 25/1 (26.0) in the outright victor market.

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